Indiana Braces For Violence, Adds Armed Guards To Unemployment Offices In Anticipation Of 99-Week Jobless Benefits Expiration

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As America reaches its two year anniversary from the immediate economic collapse that followed the Lehman bankruptcy, punctuated mostly by vast and broad layoffs across every industry, arguably the most relevant topic that few are so far discussing is the expiration of full 99 weeks of maximum claims (EUC + Extended Benefits) for cohort after cohort of laid off Americans. And since these people are certainly not finding jobs in the broader labor market (which continues to contract and thus make the unemployment percentage far better optically than the 10%+ where U-3 should be), their next natural response will be to get very angry at the teat that has suckled them for so long, and is now forcing them to go cold turkey. Which is why we read with little surprise that now in Indiana, and soon everywhere else, unemployment offices are starting to add armed security guards. Of course, the official explanation if a benign one: “Armed security guards will be on hand at 36 unemployment offices around Indiana in what state officials said is a step to improve safety and make branch security more consistent.” Why the need to improve safety all of a sudden? The 99 weeks cliff of course. Which means that on your next trek to the unemployment office to collect that last stimulus paycheck from Uncle Sam, you will most likely see the masked fellow below.

More from Indiana news on what is a harbinger of things to come.

No specific incidents prompted the action, Department of Workforce Development spokesman Marc Lotter told 6News’ Norman Cox.

Lotter said the agency is merely being cautious with the approach of an early-December deadline when thousands of Indiana residents could see their unemployment benefits end after exhausting the maximum 99 weeks provided through multiple federal extension periods.

“Given the upcoming expiration of the federal extensions and the increased stress on some of the unemployed, we thought added security would provide an extra level of protection for our employees and clients,” he said.

Some offices have had guards for nearly two years but those guards were hired on a regional basis, meaning some offices had armed guards while others did not, Lotter said.

The cost of the armed guards varies dramatically around the state. Lotter said the agency is trying to be more consistent and that it plans to employ armed guards in all 36 offices where unemployment insurance benefits are handled.

The overall cost for the security is $1 million, paid for with federal funds designated for administration of the unemployment system, Lotter said.

Other agency offices that provide job training or are not full-service branches will continue to have unarmed guards.

Lotter said state employees in the affected offices have also recently gone through stress-management training in which they learn how to respond appropriately to angry clients.

“This is a stressful time for people in the economy,” he said. “That’s why we’re not only taking this step (of hiring guards), but we’re also increasing our training for our staff to be able to help people as they’re trying to cope with these changes.”

Next up: armed guards at your local social security office, grocery store, and soon, everywhere else.

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by Walter_Sobchak
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:00
#690698

Things are getting so exciting!!!!!

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:04
#690721

Isn’t that masked guy Robert Paulson?

Login or register to post comments by Chito Campo
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:18
#690768

His name is Robert Paulson.

Login or register to post comments by Duuude
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:20
#690780

 

 

Robber Paulson.

 

There, I fixed it for ya.

 

 

Login or register to post comments by MachoMan
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:20
#691186

It can’t be that exciting when Mr. Paulson is asleep/can’t see out of the mask….  I guess if you just stand somewhere with your eyes closed brandishing a nice HK, body armor, and a badge, people probably won’t fuck with you.

Login or register to post comments by BGO
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:37
#691250

Toward the end of his life Tolstoy wrote an essay titled “I Cannot Be Silent.” The essay was about a group of men that chose to bear arms against their fellow countrymen. The men in that story, they wore masks, too, and every last one of them (eventually) suffered particularly horrific demises.

Login or register to post comments by Missing_Link
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:06
#691323

They’ll be posting them in McDonald’s soon, too.

Login or register to post comments by Ripped Chunk
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:19
#691523

What do you mean no $1.00 specials this week………….

Election week, no bad press please. Thank you !!!!!

Login or register to post comments by cossack55
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:56
#691615

Yes, they were given a revolver with one round and forced to watch C-SPAN until they sought their own relief.  Cruel.

Login or register to post comments by nope-1004
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:43
#691276

Assault rifle and ski mask?

Those damn unemployed must be the new Axis of Evil.

Login or register to post comments by buzzsaw99
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:56
#690929

very good.

Login or register to post comments by Kobe Beef
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:09
#690965

His name is Andrew Joseph Stack.

His name is Andrew Joseph Stack.

Login or register to post comments by Everyman
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:16
#690991

“Only in death does a Project Mayhem have a name.”

So he can’t be Robert Paulson.

“I’m gonna go get a shovel.”

Login or register to post comments by tmosley
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:30
#691388

He must’ve been bitten by JPM or one of the other zombie banks.

So his name IS Robert Paulson.

Coming soon to a community near you: http://www.amctv.com/originals/The-Walking-Dead/

Login or register to post comments by bigdumbnugly
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:37
#690842

no, not to worry, sheepdog.

its just barney fife.  he wears the mask because he knows no one would take him seriously if he shows his face.  he’ll probably shoot his own toes off in a minute…

Login or register to post comments by ZakuKommander
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:41
#690861

Speaking of Barney, these guards will be unlikely to have the tacticool kit featured in the picture.  Think more along the lines of revolvers with one bullet.  

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:02
#690949

Yep, the ATF guys will be busy with the militia threat. The UE offices will be guarded by Chinese and Russian UN troops, when you show up to collect your check youll be routed out the back door onto the FEMA train and your assignment at the forced labor camp to ‘repay your debt’, you useless eater. Communism, bitchez…recognize.

Login or register to post comments by ZakuKommander
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:13
#690979

http://www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/communism_its_a_party.htm

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:28
#691029

UhHuh,when you see the first Blue Helmets, FLEE.

Login or register to post comments by kridkrid
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:57
#691110

A fairly disorganized lot, those blue hats.

Login or register to post comments by Meatier Shower
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:18
#691356

Don’t you mean FIRE?

Login or register to post comments by Uncle Remus
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:28
#691539

Or laugh.

Login or register to post comments by Temporalist
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:44
#691382

IT’S PEOPLE!

Login or register to post comments by RobD
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:00
#690942

Funny thing is the other Federal law inforcement agencies call the ATF guys Barneys.

Login or register to post comments by bigdumbnugly
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:12
#690977

yep. 

and whether the ATF chalks that up as a reference to fred’s neighbor, the purple dinosaur, or the mayberry sidekick – it ain’t a term of endearment.

in that photo barney’s got some bigger guns than i remember him having… fife on steroids i guess.  (i can’t believe snl or someone didn’t come up with a skit for that).

 

Login or register to post comments by ZakuKommander
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:14
#690983

H&K, bitchez!

Login or register to post comments by Uncle Remus
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:31
#691545

Looks like a FAL.

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:29
#691033

Still just ONE bullet.

Login or register to post comments by Haywood Jablowme
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:12
#690976

Isn’t that masked guy Robert Paulson?

 

Actually it’s Nacho Libre’s twin brother.  Ever since the accident off the top rope, his wrestling career went into a tailspin…

 

 

Login or register to post comments by DaveyJones
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:19
#690777

and to save money, the guards are outsourced from India : /

Login or register to post comments by Oracle of Kypseli
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:40
#690858

The same Indians that killed Indira?

The guards admitted killing her while she was holding a baby in her arms. They told the judge that it felt like taking Gundy from a baby!

Login or register to post comments by Ivanovich
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:21
#691006

*groan*

Login or register to post comments by knukles
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:22
#691008

+ belly belly good you win a curry slurpee

Login or register to post comments by Oh regional Indian
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:46
#690887

Hey Davey, if they’re masked like that, I guess you’ll never find out eh?

Anecdotally, private security was the fastest growing business in India right along with IT (outsourced). 

Next was security systems (CCTV boom).

Guns just come with capitalist territory, in all it’s myriad, dysfunctional manifestation.

India-na.

Fitting somehow.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com

Login or register to post comments by redpill
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:52
#691099

Hello, sir.  My dame id…. Bob…..Thomas.  Plead go to de back of de line and retart your computer.

Login or register to post comments by Panafrican Funk…
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:08
#691145

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/CIVPART?cid=12http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/UNEMPLOY?cid=12Says pretty much everything. 

Login or register to post comments by A Nanny Moose
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:11
#691151

Lessons learned from our 1993 EDD shootings in Ventura County.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2003/nov/30/shattered-lives/

Armed guards are just HVTs. They might get a round off.

Login or register to post comments by 1100-TACTICAL-12
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:37
#691399

I feel for these people.. especially the ones have have not had their taxes withheld from their benefits, they will soon be trucked off to labor camps to repay…

Login or register to post comments by Confused
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 16:00
#691626

This isn’t vietnam, there are rules here. 

Login or register to post comments by ghostfaceinvestah
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:01
#690706

The Police State will be ramping up as the economy continues to deteriorate, no doubt.

Login or register to post comments by LMAO
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:14
#690759

Hear, hear

Next step:

All soldiers currently terrorizing foreign countries returning home for some kick-ass domestic terror. All in order to serve their masters and protect them from the sheeple.

Just wait for it.

LMAO

 

Login or register to post comments by Yardfarmer
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:40
#691064

I think that’s what the militias might help out with. http://kushmonster.blogspot.com/2010/10/secret-life-of-extreme-militias-time.html

Login or register to post comments by jus_lite_reading
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:47
#690890

War. Coming. Soon.

Login or register to post comments by MeTarzanUjane
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:25
#691017

The spillover effect.

TSA DHS will soon spill out of the airports into the streets to protect us all.

The framework is in place, expect airport like scanning machines at all banks and the gaze of TSA friendly’s looking for gold and silver bugs.

Login or register to post comments by ghostfaceinvestah
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:36
#691056

Actually I have heard they have vans that can do that type of scanning.

 

http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2010/08/24/full-body-scan-technolo…

 

“As the privacy controversy around full-body security scans begins to simmer, it’s worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints aren’t the only places where backscatter x-ray vision is being deployed. The same technology, capable of seeing through clothes and walls, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets. American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter x-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles to see their contents, Joe Reiss, a vice president of marketing at the company told me in an interview.”

Login or register to post comments by cougar_w
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:44
#691080

QE2 will probably be used largely to hire and arm (I did not mention train) 10% of the adult population to oversee the destruction of another 89% on orders from 1%.

I’m sure some wanna-be Nobel laureate has started a paper on how this represents a new economic model and a means to continue 4% global GDP growth forever.

Login or register to post comments by sweet ebony diamond
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:51
#691098

Powderfinger – These Days

Login or register to post comments by carbonmutant
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:39
#691262

This doesn’t sound like QE2…

Login or register to post comments by threefingerscam
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:02
#690711

There you go, hire the people coming off the 99 week cliff as security guards. Problem solved.

Login or register to post comments by Walter_Sobchak
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:04
#690720

Gold, silver, lead and private security bitchez.

Login or register to post comments by Cleanclog
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:03
#690713

I rather doubt that the guards will be wearing such a mask.

But with more “horrors”, turn on Fox Business and you will se Dennis Kneale.  He just won’t go away.  Fox,  CNBC, gotta go to Bloomie lite as best alternative!

Login or register to post comments by B9K9
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:37
#690846

There’s a closed school located a few miles from where I live. The local OC police forces meet there on an irregular basis to try out and practice with their ‘toys’. You would think it was Iraq with the number of APCs assembled in the parking lot & dudes walking around dressed exactly like TD’s photo.

Login or register to post comments by HelluvaEngineer
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:11
#690907

.

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:33
#691044

Clean,

I agree, no need for masks….that’s bullchit.

That’s so,so, Com Bloc!.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:03
#690714

Here comes the pain, bitchezez.

Login or register to post comments by skyr191
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:03
#690716

Sign to run for the hills! 

Login or register to post comments by ZeroPower
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:03
#690718

Im confused, we in Europe believe America released a report saying the recession is over? And here, only Ireland is in bad shape.

The rest of the world is fine, no???

Login or register to post comments by Stun Gun
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:22
#691010
ZP, you’re shitting me right? I think you forgot to type;

Stun Gun

Login or register to post comments by ZeroPower
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:12
#691159

Indeed i did! I’d prefer it if there was a sarcasm button like there is for the other font formatting.

Oh well, maybe one day:)

Login or register to post comments by spartan117
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:05
#690723

I doubt they will have armed guards with MP5s and in full body armor.

Login or register to post comments by Xedus129
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:10
#690743

Me too, I think they will have bigger guns.

Login or register to post comments by Chito Campo
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:22
#690787

Yeah, MP5s and black balaclavas seems like a big of a stretch.  More like a gray haired old man with a big belly hoisted up by his belt and his trusty revolver.

Login or register to post comments by Oracle of Kypseli
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:46
#690889

I will not be worried about the cops. What I am worried about is the IQ and the psyche of those who make these decisions.

I think they have started fearing us and even though this is a good thing, it may lead to worse decisions in their part.

Keep the faith, WE will have the last laugh soon.

 

Login or register to post comments by SWRichmond
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:52
#690913

I think they have started fearing us and even though this is a good thing, it may lead to worse decisions in their part.

They do our recruiting for us.

Login or register to post comments by Agent P
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:54
#691301

I just hope the guards they hire are smart enough to realize the two top holes in the balaclavas are meant for the eyes vs. the eyebrows…I had to laugh when I saw the picture.

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:35
#691049

Xed,

You nailed it, hell at our local USPS we have APC’s.

Login or register to post comments by Tyler Durden
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:10
#690745

Why? This is what Krugman wants: taxpayer dollars put to good use. This means so much more more taxpayer-funded David H Brooks theater.

Login or register to post comments by spartan117
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:17
#690766

I understand the goal of the picture was to make a point, but I think the pic is exaggerated.  I doubt there will be a guy in a ski mask with a full-auto MP5 standing at the door to greet the unemployed.  A guy with a side-arm, ok, but not someone that looks like he’s ready to breach.

Login or register to post comments by DaveyJones
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:22
#690795

you’re right, we won’t see that till 2013

Login or register to post comments by SWRichmond
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:54
#690922

The only thing that guy is ready to breach is his waistband. 

Login or register to post comments by Silver Bullet
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:19
#690778

24 more hours and we’ll finally have everything we wanted, TD!

Login or register to post comments by Rainman
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:29
#690811

…yeah, like Jerry Brownshirts guarding the steps to the Kalifornia State Capitol. Can’t wait.

Login or register to post comments by chopper read
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:31
#690814

re: Brooks

would any lavish lifestyle be complete without thoroughbred racehorses?

Login or register to post comments by Commander Cody
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:44
#690876

In their lucidity, our founding fathers, through the 2nd amendment to the Constitution, ensured that US citizens are the best armed in the world.  This degree of weaponry includes semi-automatic tactical rifles, shotguns and handguns, bitches.

Login or register to post comments by MachoMan
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:31
#691227

let me know how well those do against: attack choppers, drones, satellite eavesdropping devices, armored mechanical assist body suits, designer diseases/biological weapons, control of all communication, and a centralized command structure.

the second amendment was neat in theory, but ultimately didn’t keep up with the times/expansion of the federal government.

Login or register to post comments by Iam_Silverman
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:52
#691444

“let me know how well those do against: list of technological wonders…”

 

Seems that basic weaponry, familiarity with the locale, and guerrilla tactics do pretty well – vis-a-vis Iraq and Afghanistan.  All the pretty toys and we still have not emerged as a clear victor.

Never underestimate the capability of a determined force defending it’s turf.

Login or register to post comments by MachoMan
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:20
#691525

It’s pretty presumptuous to think that the united states (given its people no longer govern it) has any interest in leaving…  further, something must have happened between now and when the russians were in afghanistan given our relative performances…  but, that aside, we literally have no desire to leave…  the industrial military complex is the slush fund from which all principal actors are paid for their transgressions against the people…  it is the thing that allows the budget to blossom large enough for all those in the know to get their hands in the cookie jar.  It will be (has been) defended at all costs…  we need perpetual war/intimidating military presence to keep this bitch afloat (oil, etc.).  Only so long you can fight gravity though.

Login or register to post comments by Iam_Silverman
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:47
#691601

I agree, but wouldn’t it be easier if we could at least dominate the opposition?

It would be easier to sell “occupation” as a “reconstruction” effort, vice a continuous, grinding war with no clear winner.

My point was, all the technology we deploy has not yielded the intended results against a very determined opponent who is using basic military skills and has the tactical advantage of home turf.

Login or register to post comments by cougar_w
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:32
#691391

You call that weaponry. Feh. Let me tell you something about weaponry.

The PTB in this country don’t give a thin shit about gun owners. Assuming you are one and you watch TV and listen to talk radio and you read the local paper (all propaganda channels of the corporations running the country) then they will already own your thought processes lock, stock and barrel. Once they own your thought processes they can set your priorities for you, and they already know how to press all your buttons … suddenly they don’t care if you have those weapons or not. They’ll not only let you keep them, they’ll then make you use them and in a way that suits them — and exactly when it suits them. When all that lines up you’ll hit the streets angry as all Hell … and kill that mo’fo Commie protester in the street for them and even go to prison for it and feel great about it when you do. Already feel great about it and haven’t even met the guy nor heard his story.

That all the gun nutz are four-square certain I’m wrong should probably be taken as proof that I’m right. They should at least harbor a doubt, that would be the patriotic thing to do. They won’t. True patriotism died a long time ago in America. Now all we get is weak-assed kill the commies dogmatic lemonade patriotism from the CIA-candy-coated coldwar era; you pour it out of a foil package and add water. If he was around, George Washington would kick all you peoples’ asses and send you back to tend your fields and leave the work of the moment to people who can think clearly and recognize a real enemy of democracy when they run into one.

Any committed citizen is a weapon against tyrants, conmen and liars. Anyone with a stomach to stand up to the language of hate and fear-mongering is a weapon, even bare-handed. We are the weapons of democracy — no other weapon comes close — and all the other weapons are useless without citizens ready to stand against tyrants in defense of the freedoms of their fellow man no matter who that person is.

I’m a gun advocate and support the 2nd Amendment. I own no TVs or radios and I detest the MSM for the vapid mouthpieces of corporate tripe they are. My mind remains very much my own. I am the most terrifying enemy anyone could ever face because I’ll fight for the values of freedom and democracy that made my country great and nothing else. And I will fight along side anyone who supports those values I don’t care who the Hell they are.

All that I am is the weapon that once built a free country. I will not suffer kings and tyrants and demagogues. Anyone who would wear a crown in my country, to lord over a free people, will visit annihilation.

Login or register to post comments by Cognitive Dissonance
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:18
#691510

From: Homeland Security

To: Mr. Cougar_w

 

Dear Mr. Cougar_w,

Clearly you haven’t been taking your minimum daily required dose of MSM propaganda and disinformation for so long that your mind has become cob-web free. You are hereby invited to report to the nearest Newspeak Center For The Liberation Of Free Minds. If you do not voluntarily report within 24 hours, you will be reported to the Patriotic Police Front For The Liberation Of Free Minds for voluntary repatriation.

Please forward instructions regarding where you wish your remains to be sent.

 

Yours truly,

Your friendly local Homeland Security office.

Login or register to post comments by cougar_w
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:32
#691547

From: Cougar_w

To: Homeland Security

 

Dear Sirs/Madams:

Regarding my re-indoctrination program, I would like to start right away. Please send your training team to my new address; 1313 Annihilation Road in Catattack, CA. I live just a short distance away from the Bloodoftyrants Expressway, known locally as the place where really, really bad things happen very, very quickly.

Looking forward to meating you. Until then, kindly fuck off.

 

Warmest Regards,

Cougar

 

cc: the unmaker

Login or register to post comments by ghostfaceinvestah
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:12
#690751

Did you see the YoutTube clips out of Pittsburgh?

The only thing TD forgot was that noise weapon they used.

Login or register to post comments by Ragnarok
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:14
#690761

LRAD is going to go through the roof!

Login or register to post comments by MsCreant
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:27
#690807

 

Don’t you love farce?
My fault, I fear.
I thought that you’d want what I want –
So let’s get a beer!
But where are the drones?
There ought to be drones.
Quick, send in the drones,
Don’t bother…Theeeeir here.

 

Login or register to post comments by Bam_Man
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:18
#690992

Sondheim after a dozen “medicinal” bong hits.

Gotta love it.

Login or register to post comments by scatterbrains
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:39
#690851

link ?

Login or register to post comments by ZeroPower
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:13
#691162

Word!

Login or register to post comments by cowdiddly
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:05
#690725

That masked man with the gun says the recession is over dammit.

Login or register to post comments by Cognitive Dissonance
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:06
#690727

…..their next natural response will be to get very angry at the teat that has suckled them for so long, and is now forcing them to go cold turkey.

Doesn’t matter. As far as the powers that be are concerned, the mid-term elections are soon over. So now force can be applied against the disgruntled. Don’t like it? What are you going to do about it when you’re already living under martial law.

Oh, did we forget to tell you that? The elections are still held simply to keep the illusion intact and the natives (relatively) calm. The constitution was “officially” subverted 9 years ago.

Login or register to post comments by Sean7k
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:12
#690752

Officially subverted in 1913. Almost one hundred years of debt enslavement. Yes, there will be a party- no, the people are not invited. 

Login or register to post comments by chopper read
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:32
#690823

+1

 

Login or register to post comments by DaveyJones
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:32
#690819

along those lines, Karl keeps avoiding his subpoenas

Login or register to post comments by Rotwang
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:35
#690833

It was longer ago than 9 years.

BofA local branch office in Edmonds, Washington sports a cute private guard walking the parking lot. Only a holstered revolver. So she would be of marginal effectiveness. Chatted her up (and she reluctantly responded). It was clear that she had instructions to not answer questions. “I’m not sure if I’m allowed to tell you that”. At least she wasn’t belligerant, and didn’t call for reinforcements.

🙂

 

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:00
#690934

Notice I said “officially” in my comment. All self respecting Coup D’Etat conspirators have all the legal paperwork signed. That happened 9 years ago and continues to this day.

Look for my up coming “An American Coup D’Etat – Silent But Deadly” to a theater near you.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:13
#690981

An American Coup D’Etat – Silent But Deadly

So you’re saying they are going to fart in our general direction?

I KNEW the French were up to no good!

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:35
#691054

LOL

It appears that, based upon your generous help and insight, I shall “modify” my title before I post it. :>)

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:23
#691365

You’re in good company CD.

http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-the-cia-runs-everything/

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:51
#691442

thnx for the heads up.

Login or register to post comments by Tsukato
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:37
#691061

99 weeks isn’t long enough!?!? Fuck those bums! I could give half a rats ass what happens to the unemployed. Should’ve saved money. Should’ve not lived beyond their means. I agree with you guys for the most part regarding the shitty bankers and politicians, but to be honest, I think the average american is just as big a shit as they are. I was back in the states in 2005, and couldnt believe the changes in standards of living since i’d last been there in 99. Everyone appeared rich. And the conceit, and egos the average people had was unbelievable. Anyone could see what was coming. You fuckers deserve to eat shit. The rest of the world laughs at your misery bitches.

Login or register to post comments by Spalding_Smailes
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:23
#691195

No misery. You can do most anything you want. No checkpoints, clean water, air food, for the most part. The chance to work hard~ 2 part time jobs if needed during slow times, do what you is needed.

Go on vacation, go to church if you want, for the most part good doctors. Great food, steak, ribs,fish ….

As we drop the value of the dollar it crushes the countries who peg to the dollar like that shit hole china. I love this.

Keep drinking that toxic water & breathing that toxic air, good luck my friend.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:39
#691263

Its actually not as dirty as you might think…well, at least where I live, and thats all that matters. We have access to clean water and food too.

I’m counting on the dollar dropping, and it suits me fine. I make a good deal of cash here, and we own outright our residence and car, and have a healthy savings. The necessities of life are so cheap here, and they have to remain so, to appease the masses. At some point though, we will de-peg, inflation will disappear, and I should be at least twica as rich.

We go on vacations too. Just went to Laos last month. Can get super cheap flights on Air Asia out of Chengdu, and for a couple hundred bucks, go tons of places. We’ve gone to Thai, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Kerala,India. Oh yeah, and Myanmar.

Doctors here are better than america, but at a fraction of the cost. Hospitals are just as nice as the states.

Churches? HAHA! Who fucking cares.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:52
#691289

Good luck after Q.E 2,3,4,5 ect …. Booooom. We are exporting inflation, enjoy.

 

worry that even if the PBoC wanted to raise rates, it would not be able to do so without exposing how dependent borrowers are on artificially cheap capital.

Take the most obvious example, the PBoC itself.  The central bank officially has about $2.5 trillion in reserves.  This by the way almost certainly understates its true position but let’s ignore that for a moment.  The PBoC has funded this position with an equivalent amount of RMB liabilities, which makes it very vulnerable to changes in the value of the currency.

Rate addiction

In fact there were strong rumors last year that the PBoC was technically insolvent as a consequence of the 20% increase in the value of the RMB against the dollar during the 2005-08 period of currency appreciation.  Weirdly enough, although the numbers are huge, it has proven difficult to convince anyone that the PBoC is not the richest institution in the world, and that it is actually very vulnerable to big losses (although I notice that Sovereign Trends’ Terrence Keeley, in an OpEd in the Financial Times Tuesday, seems also to have done the numbers).

The problem for the PBoC occurs not just because of the currency mismatch but also because it needs repressed funding costs to keep it profitable.  How much do the PBoC foreign currency assets earn?  I would guess probably between 3% and 4%, maybe less.  The RMB funding cost, on the other hand, is roughly between 1.5% and 2.5%.  This leaves the PBoC with a net positive carry of between 1% and 2%.

If the RMB appreciates by as little as 2% a year, in other words, the PBoC runs a negative carry on its assets.  Every further 1% increase in interest rates, or additional 1% rise in the value of the RMB, then, erodes its capital by at least $25 billion (annually, if it happens through an increase in interest rates).

 

http://mpettis.com/2010/07/the-pboc-can%E2%80%99t-easily-raise-interest-…

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:56
#691305

Where’d you get that tripe? Balderdash, I say. An awful lot of speculation in that article, and I doubt to its validity whatsoever.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:00
#691311

Also, as weak as this sounds, we’re buying land in Malaysia this year, and building a house. Actually not for the reasons you mention, but that we don’t want the kids being surrounded by shitty Chinese. Still though, China’s great for making cash…and thats it 😦

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:06
#691319

An awful lot of speculation in that article, and I doubt to its validity whatsoever.

Michael Pettis is a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a finance professor at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets. He has taught, from 2002 to 2004, at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management and, from 1992 to 2001, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.  He is also Chief Strategist at Shenyin Wanguo Securities (HK).

 

 

 

 

I am pretty skeptical about the likelihood of this happening, at least with some of the more excited predictions.  So, by the way, is the ADB, whose recent report (“The Future Global Reserve System — An Asian Perspective”), suggests that by 2035, the RMB may comprise about 3 to 12 per cent of international reserves.  This is a pretty reasonable prediction, in my opinion, and far from the more feverish claims we see reported almost daily.

If the renminbi ever becomes a major trading or reserve currency, it is going to take a long time for this to happen and will require a radical transformation of the Chinese economy and the role of the government.  This may seem like a surprising statement.  After all nearly every week we see reports about a new breakthrough for the renminbi, and almost every day someone important somewhere speculates publicly about what the world will be like when (never if) the renminbi displaces the dollar.

http://mpettis.com/2010/10/it-isn%E2%80%99t-easy-being-green/

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:11
#691333

So what. I never said it would replace the dollar as a reserve currency. And what the hell is your point to any of this? Yeah this place has problems of course, but nothing like there. China may not ever become a consumers paradise like america either, but who fucking cares. I can milk it for what its worth in the meantime, and dont have to think about ridiculous shit like stocking up on food staples, and buying weaponry.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:06
#691322

 The PBoC has funded this position with an equivalent amount of RMB liabilities, which makes it very vulnerable to changes in the value of the currency.

Really? Says who? This is nothing but hot air.

Login or register to post comments by ZeroPower
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:55
#691454

Where are you in China Tsukato? 

I did a large enough tour of China to get a feel for the country, not just the touristy and busy typical Beijing/Shanghai duo. Started off in Guangzhou, made my way North, then all the way West towards Kazakhstan. Let me tell you, Eastern China is a shit hole compared to the beauty of the West. On a nice day where the summer is supposed to shine through, all you get is smog. ‘Small’ cities consist of 10MM people. 

People live to work, not work to live like North America.

Theres a reason your currency is pegged to the $. Please don’t ever forget whats important to your economy – the Western world.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:06
#690729

two words:  JOB CREATION!

LMFAO!!!

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:07
#690732

The cops are at the unemployment office, while the bankers are robbing and plundering – that says it all!

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:07
#690734

Election is tomorrow.  Yet we’ll see a 30% turnout at best.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:20
#691189

In my small Arkansas County pop. 17,000 there has been 2,000 early and absentee votes cast, a huge break of the record. The largest turnout was in 1992 when Homeboy Bill Clinton ran the 1st time 7,777 total voters on pop. of 14,000.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:07
#690735

Green shot! Think of all the security jobs that are being created because of such high unemployment!

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:08
#690738

 

 Remember – This is your tax dollars at work. Future tax dollars of course and those of your children and grandchildren.

Also, this is ONLY for your own protection. Yep! You betcha! Protecting the tax payer and keeping the public safe!  

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:09
#690740

 

well let’s face it…post election, we’re going to hear how much more money the corpse known as BAC is going to need….

and our politicians will give it to them….

so, its not great timing that the bennies for the peasants are running out at the same time….

it only makes sense to be prepared for some serious blowback …..because the banks are going to announce their bonus schedules at the same time.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:46
#691425

God is on our side, and is spoiling for a fight. Otherwise She would have timed things differently.

Perfect storm and Eris is on the rise.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:09
#690742

Surely just a guard would do…and the suckling on the teat analogy is dire by the way.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:10
#690744

He  looks  like  a  bank  robber..  A  Gunman …

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:11
#690747

They’re going to have ATF agents at the unemployment offices? The guy’s badge says ATF on it.

Login or register to post comments by Spalding_Smailes
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:19
#690774

No they will have middle aged fat guy w/6 shooter showing most how to sign up for welfare …

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:21
#690784

Why, would that be considered ‘rude’ to the peasantry or something?

Login or register to post comments by HelluvaEngineer
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:53
#690914

Alcohol, tabacco, and firearms.  Who’s bringing the chips?

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:11
#690748

I can remember, when traveling in Central America, being so surprised at armed guards standing outside of the bank, walking through the stores, and guarding the bars.

I really have no doubt that we’re heading that way here.

I’m surprised they put out such a discreet and polite statement concerning their rationale for guarding the offices.  In a way, the sheen of civility makes the statement that much worse.

Login or register to post comments by Cognitive Dissonance
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:19
#690776

In a way, the sheen of civility makes the statement that much worse.

But OH so much more acceptable to those who don’t wish to think about where this nation is going and prefer to stay comfortably numb.

The “sheen of civility” is intended to keep the deer frozen in front of the Fascist headlights of the armed troop carrier.

Login or register to post comments by Xedus129
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:51
#690906

Saw this a while back..

I’m just shocked that Viacom actually let this be produced (it is kinda old tho)!  Maybe they are taunting us.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:08
#690963

Maybe they are taunting us.

Absolutely they are. A little understood component in the process of oppression and abuse is taunting, in letting your prey know they are helpless and thus hopeless.

It helps to understand this if you think about domestic violence, particularly a husband abusing his wife. The abusive husband regularly demeans and taunts the wife, saying things like “You can’t do shit about it” or “What are you going to do about it” and so on. I wrote about this in my “Welcome to the Insane Asylum” series here on ZH.

The same thing is being done to us by corporate and governmental entities.

Login or register to post comments by QQQBall
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:29
#690810

It has already started. Go into a fastfood restaurant in Southcentral LA – bullet-proof glass at the counter. In my little suburban pueblo, there is bulletproof glass at the teller windows at the local C Bank.

 

Frogs must be boiled slowly, lest they jump outta the pot.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:50
#690903

All the places I shop and my favorite restaurant and my place of employment have “security.” It has been like this for at least 15 years.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:40
#691066

MsCreant,

You seriously need to relocate.

Login or register to post comments by MsCreant
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:03
#691131

You are probably right. Psychology of prior investments. Job close. House paid. Divorced. Dad employed in town too, no one wants to rock the boat by moving and having custody battle. Hubby has very successful business in home. Relocating means losing customer base.

I think a lot of folks are captured like I am. We know the deal, yet if it ain’t happening now…

I have been watching this train wreck consciously since 2005. My first reaction was a garden, my next, getting out of debt. Now I have savings, some stuff stored and PMs. I am armed and have a permit to carry. But I worry you are right. 

Login or register to post comments by cougar_w
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:10
#691506

The best preparations you could have made were in your head.

With the right understanding of the battle ahead, you might prevail. Without it, your fate would already be sealed. I’d say you are as ready as anyone can be.

I’ll guess a claim maybe 10% of the readers here actually get it. 10% can get past the us-v-them control valve of TPTB media campaigns. 10% will think before they vote, and will vote anyway even though it won’t matter. 10% know why we have already lost a free country. 10% know that the SCOTUS sold us down the tubes, and it was probably with their interpretation of the 14th amendment. 10% know the fight is coming and know who the enemy is and know the enemy is not the unemployed and know why they are not.

This is going to be a long and bloody fight. The first 3 years will be us fighting among ourselves, killing our neighbors and their young men, finding fault where none exists, burning our own towns the to ground and bleeding ourselves dry. As was the intent. But after that we’ll know better. After all that the real battle is joined.

And those shadowy oligarch fuckers are gonna pay in the end for burning this country to the ground.

Login or register to post comments by Segestan
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:11
#690749

ZH is becoming a joke… a Red joke.

Login or register to post comments by John McCloy
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:38
#690838

Really? It is a joke that we spend 2 billion dollars daily on a foreign war?

Is it a joke that American families are being forced to come out of pocket to subsidize the gambling of bankers who placed our nation in this state?

Is it a joke that the mainstream media conducts regular hit pieces on any opposition to the elite establishment to go so far as to run smear campaigns painting supporters of the constitution as racists, ignorant, revolutionaries and Fox News followers and go so far as to use what have become essentially paid protesters to incite to become the catalyst for any event that can be used for the nighty news against these constitutionalists?

 Is it a joke that our dollar is approaching record lows and that these  American citizens who have lost their jobs so that those at the top of the pyramid can send them to China/India/Mexico while the corporations receive tax breaks if infact they pay any tax at all by the time the funds have been routed through a bevy of international loopholes?

  Is it a joke that the middle class of foreign nations have their parliaments subjecting to austerity measures agains their will all in order to ensure that not a banker walking underneath the sun is subject to a haircot on their debt?

  Is it a joke that commodity prices are surging and these citizens now are without a job, unemployment check because our politicians are just another line on the balance sheet marked as an asset in allowing these companies to send every job overseas while using the consumers as debt ridden cattle?

  How about the joke of not allowing a COLA for seniors while claiming their is no inflation meanwhile Congress was able to muster up the need for a COLA adjustment for their own salaries this year. 

    The time for joking has come and gone. At every potential avenue those with money are using the mainstream media to call anyone who cites these injustices as either paranoid or crazy but the people are not responding any longer. The Elites finally took it the one step too far when they handed over the keys to our kindgom for the sake of a few already wealthy individuals and their families.

Simply because Keith Olbermann appears on a Network funded by the same interests and has the funds to have his hair and makeup done, cutesy graphics, millions in research in order to create propaganda that supposedly gives his message of calling me an “asshole” more authenticity because it appears with the NBC logo on the lower right corner.

Everyone is worried about terrorists abroad who hate us for our supposed “freedoms” well if you want to discuss terrorists I believe we can very easily find a few domestically who pretend to be working for the best interest of our citizenry. So yeah I suppose ZH is a joke in your opinion because the idea of swat teams protecting state capitals and food stamp offices is just entirely too far fetched.

By the way how did the Presidents repeaal of the PATRIOT ACT turn out?

Login or register to post comments by B9K9
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:44
#690873

Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.

Nice essay. “It” is coming – smart rats can smell pending doom, and will be scurrying away.

Login or register to post comments by Xedus129
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:54
#690917

This comes to mind.. run from the zombiesssss

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:06
#690959

Excellent job B9K9 and John.

Login or register to post comments by MeTarzanUjane
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:34
#691047

Scurry away to Hong Kong?

Lolz, sorry I couldn’t resist.

Login or register to post comments by Oh regional Indian
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:54
#690919

*clap clap clap*

Login or register to post comments by Max Hunter
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:25
#691015

Great post JM… indeed… the joke is on us..

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:42
#691072

JM,

You forgot 87%of all the QE, and Stimulous $$ going overseas.

Something you wil not see on MSM.

Login or register to post comments by Tsukato
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:45
#691083

Yes it is a joke! You american, high livin assholes deserved to get fleeced. Expect no pity from the world. Amazing that in a country of 300,000,000, there is not one man to step up to plate and get the revolution going. You people mistakenly believe you are the heros you watch on TV. You are truly a nation of retards, bitches, and weak litle girls. Enjoy the meat grinder.

“Its not the end of the world, its just the end of you”

I just love that 🙂

Login or register to post comments by Spalding_Smailes
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:02
#691127

http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_china/2010-10-29/070541542948.html

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2010/10/29/chinas-blood-stained-prope…

Chinese smelter found leaking thallium into river

(AFP) – Oct 21, 2010

BEIJING — A major state-owned industrial conglomerate in China said Friday it had been ordered to stop production at one of its smelters after it was found to be leaking highly toxic thallium into a river.

Shenzhen Zhongjin Lingnan Nonfemet Co Ltd (NONFEMET) said in a statement that environmental authorities had found excess thallium in the middle and upper reaches of the Bei River in the southern province of Guangdong.

 

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:20
#691184

Yawn… thats a helluva long ways from me. Sure China is pretty fucked up ecologically, but it wasnt so long ago the the Great Lakes were almost dead, Americans were throwing trash out their car windows, etc. This will pass in time, and also remember that this is a peasant nation. And not the cute peasants you see on TV that are loveable. These 800,000,000 peasants are a fucking plague of retards. Mean retards that go up behind the small kid in their sp. ed classes, and punch him in the back. It will certainly take time, but things will get better.

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:30
#691224

actually, it will probably never get better. Just gotta keep them out of the cities. U know, I’ve spent time in Central America, and the peasants there, were pretty normal and decent folks. Chinese peasants are fucking garbage. Peasants are always pushing their kids and wives in front of speeding cars so that they can get permanent disability pay from the car owner for life. Rich people have told me horror stories about these people, and I’ve witnessed enough myself. Twice I’ve been told that if I drive, I should drive fast so they would die if they jump in front of the car, and I’d only have to pay a one time fee of 14,000 yuan to the family. I’ve also been told that if you hurt a peasant, and nobody is around, go ahead and finish them off, or else they will destroy you over a lifetime. Ted Turner was right with his “Worthless Eaters” remark. Never thought I’d agree with something so cold.

Login or register to post comments by Spalding_Smailes
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:41
#691265

Little motes billow into our atmosphere every day. They pump out of car exhausts and coal-fired factories. Hot desert winds blow them into the air. They form chemically as forest gases rise into the sunlight. They are all potentially dangerous to our health.

We’ve known about air pollution for years, but now, for the first time, Dr. Randall Martin from Dalhousie’s Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science and Aaron van Donkelaar, a Phd. candidate in the department, have produced a map showing long-term global levels of this fine particulate matter.

“We are looking at parts of the world we just haven’t seen before and the levels we are seeing are surprisingly high in some areas,” says Mr. van Donkelaar. “The impacts of that are potentially quite high for the quality of human life for a lot of people.”

one of the most dramatic instances on the map, 50 per cent of the population in Eastern China and 38 per cent of people in Northern India, were affected by high concentrations of pollutants, far exceeding even the weakest of World Health Organization standards.  

Particle size is critical to the importance of this map to health researchers, because they are small enough to get past the body’s defenses. Fine particulate matter, also known as aerosols, measure less than 2.5 microns in diameter – about a third the size of a red blood cell.

Penetrate deep

“They are the particles that are most likely to penetrate deep into our lungs where they can then cause more damage than larger particles,” says Dr. Martin. But despite their size, fine particulates can be seen from space. “That’s also important,” he continues, “other pollutants, like ozone, are much harder to see down at the surface from space.”

http://dalnews.dal.ca/2010/10/18/pollute.html

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:32
#691226

The air is toxic, the farmland is now toxic from the water. This will pass in time ? They continue to spew crap from all the manufacturing, plastic plants, when is this going to stop not today?

Tell me about your sewer system network ? 80% of your water is toxic … if your in china you are breathing toxic air ….

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on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:50
#691290

I live in wetern China. It not as bad as Japan, where I used to live, and its definately better than LA. I’m not joking, when you drive out of the city, it reminds me a lot of Oregon…ignoring the peasants.

Login or register to post comments by Lucius Corneliu…
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:39
#691404

You need to print that post and nail it to the cathedral door 😉

 

Login or register to post comments by DaveyJones
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:37
#690843

spilled blood will do that

Login or register to post comments by MsCreant
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:51
#690911

can’t seem to get the stains out…

Login or register to post comments by Shameful
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:13
#690755

We should just use that picture as the new symbol of America.  Masked goon with a gun, all that is missing is him putting the boot to his fellow “citizens”.

Login or register to post comments by covered
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:16
#690760

“I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half.”
– Jay Gould, Robber Baron

Login or register to post comments by knukles
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:28
#691030

Then is the class half empty or half full?

Login or register to post comments by cougar_w
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:37
#691572

If that was a typo, nice one.

If that was not a typo, brilliant.

Login or register to post comments by High Plains Drifter
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:15
#690762

wow, that certainly looks like a 21st century American police officer doesn’t it?

Say cop, how come you are dressed up like a third world paramilitary type complete with machine gun etc?  Why is that cop ?  

Login or register to post comments by melachiro
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:19
#690779

Cops are not the enemy, moron.

Login or register to post comments by QQQBall
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:32
#690815

Bullshit – here in Cali they are tax/toll collectors. Money spent on CHP would be much better spent on road service. BTW, have you seen a motorcycle cop lately? They look like Terminator clones.

When I was a kid – they interrupted one of the 7 TV channels with a “Special Bulletin” when a cop was shot. Now its not even news.

Login or register to post comments by hack3434
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:43
#690871

Most cops are rather ignorant and therefore dangerous.  

Login or register to post comments by Fearless Rick
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:14
#690985

I don’t like cops. Had three police vehicles with all their flashing lights going across the street last night. Were out there for an hour on a traffic stop, and, after harassing the poor schmuck, searching his vehicle, they let him drive away. An hour? For what? I think it was his loud muffler.

we called cops PIGS in the 60s; today we call them worse and they’re usually deserving. I do my best to steer clear of cops, courtrooms and hospitals. The latter two are places where the authority level is abnormally high.

Login or register to post comments by arby63
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:54
#691104

Cops have indeed turned into the enemy. It has been a slow build to a paramilitary force in every Mayberry USA. Cops are the enemy until they return to their roots of protect and serve.

Currentyly, the ethos is rape and pillage and enforce streetside taxation like never before.

Not the enemy my ass.

Login or register to post comments by Iam_Silverman
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:10
#691505

“Cops are the enemy until they return to their roots of protect and serve.”

 

Uhmmm, in the last several decades, the police will be the first to admit that they no longer “protect”.  Their job is to investigate crimes “after they occur” and to provide routine enforcement (traffic, motor vehicle licensing and inspection, etc.).  I believe that the phrase “To Protect and To Serve” has been removed from almost all police cruisers no as there was an implied liability suit filed awhile back.

Login or register to post comments by Best Satan in Town
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:45
#691594

The “sheriffs” in my area, down to the lowliest of patrolmen, all wear body armor. The majority of the time I see cops harassing people, I can’t help but notice the dichotomy of the well-armed enforcer picking on and bullying the plebians.

Login or register to post comments by augmister
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:17
#690767

Here come the fun times!  S&Ws at Kroegers, CZs at WalMart, Glocks at Home Depot, Remingtons at your local Ford Dealership…. wow.  Look at all the free gun advertising!  Got yours?   Remember, lead is your best friend and a precious metal!

Login or register to post comments by RobD
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:32
#690821

Heh, that’s funny, but did you know that back in the day you could buy a Tommy Gun along with a 20mm cannon out of the Sears catalog. Good time…Good times.

Login or register to post comments by HelluvaEngineer
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:55
#690923

Yeah.  Remind me – the crime rate was a lot higher back then, right?

Login or register to post comments by Rusty Shorts
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:46
#691085

Back in the day, before the Great Depression, you could send your son down to the local General store, to pick up a dozen eggs, a slab of bacon, a Crescent Fire Arms Co. Double Barrel 12 guage shotgun, and a box of shells…all for less than $25 bucks.

Login or register to post comments by Gwynplaine
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:10
#691152

I was surprised to learn that at one time hardware stores sold dynamite, too.  By the case or by the stick, not sure of the price though.  That persisted up until the late 50’s.  Now, my farmer friend tells me he had to have an FBI clearance to buy/transport just one order.

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:51
#691094

You don’t have one with you there NOW?.

What’s up wit dat?

YOU are responsible for your own protection.

Police are REACTIONARIES, and the Supreme Court long ago made case law that PoPo’s are NOT responsible for your personal protection.

Their job is to Enforce the Law.Like Attorneys, their primary allegiance is to the COURT.

They are Officers of the court,first & foremost.

 

Login or register to post comments by DonS
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:18
#690771

Way over the top using a photo of an ATF agent to get the point across that the UE office are hiring security guards. 

Login or register to post comments by Spalding_Smailes
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:21
#690785

Marketing 101′

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:26
#690796

Keep believing that all youll see is a white shirted retiree ‘security guard’ with a .38 spl at the UE offices. Wait till the food riots and bank runs start. 

Login or register to post comments by israhole
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:20
#690781

It’s disappointing that my countrymen would shoot up an unemployment office, but let the Fed rape them.

Login or register to post comments by Raging Debate
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:22
#690789

As an employer, I will hire people that came under hard times of little or no fault of their own. But when I see a resume that shows no employment AT ALL for two years it means to me you likely bilked the system. It was not OK for me to pay increased UI and work 70 hours a week while a portion sat on their duffs. And it is obvious between the two classes of people when I interview them as well. Those that worked part-time gigs, took whatever they could find to attempt to not be a burden on society are the ones I want.

Login or register to post comments by Boilermaker
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:32
#690820

Phew, for a moment I thought you were posting a tone-deaf, ignorant, elitist douche-bag diatribe against those ‘bilking’ asswipe peasants shagging $450 per week.  I mean, who the fuck would rather work with benefits and a superior wage when they could continue that life of pure opulence?

You’re just the kind of fuckstick I’d love to see ‘experience’ some hard times.  You might find it a bit calibrating to your views.

Login or register to post comments by MsCreant
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:53
#690915

Unjunk.

Login or register to post comments by Boilermaker
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:19
#691360

X5…to be updated by the minute.

Login or register to post comments by Oh regional Indian
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:05
#690955

+++

On a slight tangential aside, I found lack (days of absolute lack especially) to be th ebest teacher. Everyone should experience total lack for a bit. Really liberating when you realize that life (fundamentally) is just all right like that.

I lived in that state for a couple of years in the US and had my eyes opened in a way that would never have happened in the “rich” life.

Plenty makes you lazy and/or possessive, a little judgmental (like the job creating poster) or some terrible combination of all of the above..

Impecuniousness Snitches!!!

 

ORI

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Login or register to post comments by Lower Class Elite
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:09
#691112

He’s an employer.  Who, as he points out later in the same sentence, hires people.  Just in case you didn’t understand how valid he is.

Login or register to post comments by Boilermaker
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:17
#691353

Oh, I didn’t realize that he was part of the employer class.  I take it all back except for all of it.

Login or register to post comments by Tsukato
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:04
#691133

Why you so bent out of shape givin that guy shit? I think yer the kind of fuckstick that is facing hard times because you lived beyond your means, and didn’t have the foresight to see what was coming. If you’re suffering now, its nobodys fault but your own. And ignorance is no excuse. I see you can use the internet, and type. Thats enough. Now shut up, and enjoy the ride down the abyss, dumbass.

Login or register to post comments by Boilermaker
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:18
#691358

Nope, I’m actually not in ‘bad shape’…yet, and hope not to be.  That doesn’t mean I flick my boogers on those that are and prance around in a holier-than-thou mindset like a fucking d-bag.

Login or register to post comments by Tsukato
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 13:06
#691136

I must admit, that you do seem like a weasly little cunt though.

Login or register to post comments by 10044
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:22
#690790

“QE to infinity” Jim Sinclair

Login or register to post comments by earnyermoney
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:23
#690799

Only thing missing from the ski mask is O’s logo.

Login or register to post comments by infotechsailor
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:45
#691081

L “O” L

Login or register to post comments by iubo
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:24
#690801

Indiana is doing better than most States.  I can only wonder how bad it will be in other states.

On a side note, that is a picture of an ATF agent – not anyone from Indiana law enforcement.

Login or register to post comments by MsCreant
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:38
#690849

Atlanta fights break out over Section 8 housing. There was one in Michigan earlier, but I my Google skillz failed me.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/thousands-wait-to-apply-f_n_678840.html

Login or register to post comments by oddjob
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:24
#690802

When does the peon in the mask realize his pension wont buy squat?…and that his family is fair game too.

Login or register to post comments by DosZap
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:58
#691116

The reason he’s wearing the mask is because he knows already he, and his family is fair game.

Login or register to post comments by jus_lite_reading
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:25
#690804

I expected social unrest to begin about this time anyways, so no surprises here. This is only the next notch in the chain of events that lead up the total, complete collpase of the corrupt global financial system. I also expect that social unrest will break out within 1-2 weeks, well before the December 3rd deadline.

 

I told you to prepare.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:35
#690834

Could very well be, I’m looking at tomorrow and Wednasday being a great time for a lot of fear and panic when the election farce is not going their way. Theres a huge getout of trouble free card in blaming everything on ‘election hysteria’ of some sort where they can let a whole bunch of top end out of this market rally, and then Ben doesnt have to deliver a thing! Insiders cleared from the blast zone, mom and pops 401k’s siezed, and they can blame the WHOLE THING on those meddlesome t party applecart tippers!

Login or register to post comments by jus_lite_reading
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:45
#690878

Major life changing events usually catch the majority of the population off guard. Things happen fast.

Insiders are selling rapidly, yet these very stocks go higher.

The middle class is now wiped out.

The top 10% of wealth are better than ever financially.

This will end in revolution.

Login or register to post comments by SheepDog-One
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:13
#690980

Everyone expects something slow and gradual, in this case of this huge buildup based upon nothing, things will change very fast overnite. All bets are suddenly off when america wakes up 1 morning, maybe tomorrow which is ust as likely as any other day, to some major ‘terror attack’ or other and markets and banks closed till further notice. *Poof*, just like that.

Now I know most all americans believe ‘it cant happen here’ and they’re insulated by some impenetrable forcefield of ‘american citizenshipism’, but I have a real strong hunch theyll all soon see how worthless and imaginary all that really is.

Login or register to post comments by Internet Tough Guy
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:36
#690836

I see it as prudent and not dramatic. Every federal building has heavier security than this already, and many state offices do also. If you worked in an unemployment office would you want to be unprotected?

Login or register to post comments by ejmoosa
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:47
#690893

If you worked in ANY office would you want to be unprotected? 

 

Be your own protection.  Learn to defend yourself.  Get a carry permit.  Be your own first line of defense. 

Login or register to post comments by Internet Tough Guy
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:49
#690900

I agree, but it’s illegal to carry in government buildings in every state, as far as I know.

Login or register to post comments by Iam_Silverman
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 15:16
#691515

Only Federal buildings here in Texas.  Except for entering courtrooms, most places don’t have the required “30-06” posting.

 

Lesson?  Avoid Federal Buildings  – especially prison!

Login or register to post comments by Agent P
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 14:38
#691403

This is good advise.  I think I will apply for my carry permit today…oh wait…I live in Illinois…FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Login or register to post comments by ejmoosa
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 11:45
#690883

I agree.

You cannot tell a segment of the population that they are “entitled” for certain things, which will then be taken away.

In their eyes, it will be stealing from them.

And we have a president that is already using the phrase “enemies” for his opposition.

Obama becomes the most dangerous man in America November 3, 2010.

 

Cornered, it’s do or die for his socialist/marxist agenda.

 

Login or register to post comments by SamuelMaverick
on Mon, 11/01/2010 – 12:13
#690978

Who the heck junked you ?? You are spot on.

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